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El 8 de agosto de 2019 se produce una explosión en una instalación de pruebas de misiles en #Severodvinsk. Las noticias son contradictorias, en muchos casos sensacionalistas, generando una gran alarma social.
Analizaré en un HILO lo que sabemos.
El 10 de agosto la agencia de noticias TASS @tass_agency informa de una explosión durante unas pruebas con un cohete en una plataforma en alta mar. El combustible del cohete se incendia, seguido de una gran explosión.…
A causa de la explosión varios ingenieros nucleares son expulsados al mar. La búsqueda se demora mientras existen esperanzas de encontrar supervivientes. Mueren cinco empleados de @RosatomGlobal que trabajan con el generador de radioisótopos del cohete, además de varios heridos.
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Russia's #Nuclear Agency now confirms 7 dead from its nuclear accident.

Fascinating declassified b/g on Severodvinsk: #CIA, #NRO, National Archive docs to follow here.

The announcement brings the number of deaths caused by the blast to seven… via @WSJ
@WSJ For starters, where #Severodvinsk is:

"The information about the increased radiation, first published on Thursday at 14.23, was removed from the city authorities’ portal Friday afternoon and is now just a dead-link." — @NilsenThomas, The Barents Observer
@WSJ @NilsenThomas During the Cold War, Severodvinsk is where the USSR built its Typhoon class of submarine -- made famous by Tom Clancy in "The Hunt for Red October."
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Explosion at a secretive Russian military missile research facility Thursday killed 2 people and triggered a radiation leak in the nearby city of #Severodvinsk, forcing authorities to ban shipping from a major port for a month @marcbennetts1…
Nuclear fuel carrier “Serebryanka” remains inside closed-off waters near Russian missile explosion site; victims of radiation exposure in #Severodvinsk taken to Moscow hospital @NilsenThomas…
Russian pharmacies report rise in sales of iodine near military explosion that killed 2 people and injured 6 #Severodvinsk…
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Thread on today's #Russia explosion (this is becoming a habit):
In November 2017, Russia test fired the Burevestnik (SSC-X-9 Skyfall) nuclear-powered cruise missile from it's test location at Pankovo.
Comparison images show the site from the 20th May 2019 appear to be "abandoned". The environmental shelter appears to be gone on the rails. Image courtesy of @ArmsControlWonk shows that this was still present in June 2018.
Today at the Nyonoksa Site on the White Sea an explosion has killed at least 2 people and seriously injured many more. (6 was the last I saw reported). Hazmat team was involved in the evacuation of the wounded and a a small spike in radiation was reportedly detected.
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